Unsupported video driver error

Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2021

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All of my drivers are up to date, but I still get the folowing error when starting Adobe Illustrator/ Premiere/ AE/ etc.

 

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When I click fix, I'm advised to update my drivers, but like I said all of my drivers are updated to the latest version:

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Please help

 

PS I also have Gforce 1050 graphics card, which also runs the latest drivers.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 11, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about this. We have launched this new feature which checks the compatibility of your machine. If after updating your machine, you're getting this system compatibility report.

You may turn this off by unchecking "Show system compatibility issues at startup" under Preferences > General.

I am also attaching a screenshot for your reference:

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Hope it helps.

 

Additionally, we'd request you to upvote & add your comment on this Illustrator UserVoice post(https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/42662191-system...)and stay tuned for the updates.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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J.E.5C20 AUTHOR
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Feb 11, 2021

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Thank you Ashutosh. But I'm afraid turning off notifications for errors does not fix the errors. 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 11, 2021

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Do any errors occur in your use of Illustrator aside from the compatibility report message?

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Feb 16, 2021

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 I turned off the notifications. For now no errors during use on illustraotor. So I'll be fine?

 

Thanks a lot for your help and time!

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New Here ,
Feb 25, 2021

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Personally, I have found stability, performance issues, as well as some crashes.

Furthermore, I have had some pc restarts out of the blue, yet I cannot definitely say that those had something to do with the said problem.

 

My Adobe software has issues with Intel HD Graphics 4600, although I mainly use an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB video card.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2021

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I also had this issue and followed the above instructions worked.  I no longer get the warning message but what will happen moving forward?  Is this a sign it's time for new hardware?  Will my colors now be off?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 17, 2021

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I'm afraid such questions are for the Illustrator developers. Perhaps @Ashutosh_Mishra can help further.

 

In the meantime, try exporting the report from the compatibility warning window. I've only experienced this message with Premiere Pro, but the report gives more detail about what (it thinks) is out of date and what (it thinks) you should install to fix.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 18, 2021

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Hi @michaelc12419196  & @Doug A Roberts 

 

Product team is reviewing all the concerns & queries raised related to this feature. In the meantime, in order to disable this report coming on every startup, please follow the suggestions given earlier.
If you have any specific concern related to GPU, do let us know. We'll be happy to look into it.

We appreciate your patience & request you to keep an eye out for this UserVoice post.

 

Thanks!

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New Here ,
Feb 28, 2021

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I get the same error message. All my drivers are up to date, but illustrator is essentially frozen on start. The only button that works is the "fix" button. Ctrl+k doesn't bring up preferences. My problem is that all my applications were working a day or 2 before this, and this just started happening out of the blue. So I know my computer is capable of running the software. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 28, 2021

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Hi @paw5D31 ,

 

You can press escape key or click on continue with existing issues to dismiss this dailog.

 

Can you please also attach the System compatibility report file here. You can get this by clicking "Export Report..." Button.

 

Sanjay.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 20, 2021

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I have the same issue (but with NVIDIA Geforce - not in the driver list when I follow the link) - I can turn off the error notification but I assume there will still be incompatibility.

I have just purchased a new laptop, specifically designed for use with high GPU demands, I would not be expecting to have to buy a new system now so this is all very worrying!

Will keep an eye on developments

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 20, 2021

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Hi @Etcho ,

 

Can you please attach the "System Compatibility Report" file here. You can get this file by clicking on the "Export Report..." button in the System Compatibility Report dialog. 


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Community Beginner ,
Feb 21, 2021

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Hi Sanjay, thank you for your reply. Despite my GPU not being in Adobe's list (and the driver showing that it didn't require an update) - I went directly to the NVIDIA website and found that there was a more up to date driver. Since installing this I'm not getting the error message.

Thanks

 

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Tim5F94 LATEST
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I had the same issue here with my driver saying it was up to date. I followed the same path as Etcho and downloaded a more up to date driver from the NVIDIA website. The compatibility issue went away so I'd say that's the best direction to follow.

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Feb 22, 2021

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Hi @sanjaykr , could you please check my Compatibility Report aswell? Maybe there is an update for me available aswell. Thanks in advance. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 22, 2021

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Hi @J.E.5C20 ,

 

Your current Intel driver version is 23.20.16.4973. Even though a later driver would be available at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/98909/Intel-HD-Graphics-630, but Illustrator would still treat this as incompatible as your card/hardware seems to be old. Though you should update the driver, you will still get the incompatibility warning. It is recommended to upgrade the hardware, but if you want to continue working, as in earlier version of Ai, you can suppress the warning from the preferences.

 

Though your NVIDIA card and driver seem to be updated.

Sanjay.

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Feb 25, 2021

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Hi @sanjaykr , could you please check my Compatibility Report? I've already updated my GPU driver and Illustrator still shows incompatibility. Thanks in advance.

 

PS: My GPU es Intel HD Graphics 4000.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi @Camila Belen0101 ,

 

Intel HD Graphics 4000 card is a bit old and hence Ai is detecting it as incompatible even though It may have a new driver. If you can't upgrade to a new card/machine, you can suppress this warning from preferences.

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 Sanjay.

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I am receiving a similar message now since updating my computer and illustrator. Attached is my System Compatability Report. I have an NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 version 451.67

 

Thank you for any help or insight you can offer Adobe support staff

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Hi @Zachary Mettler ,

 

I see that the latest driver for your card is available at https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/170799/en-us it is 461.40. Can you please update and let us know if it fixed the issue.

 

Sanjay.

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Thank you for the insight and assistance Sanjay. Yes, after updating my driver card it seems to work. When I started up illustrator after updating I on longer received the warning. Thank you

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I am getting the same error message, but it just started after Illustrator updated. I haven't changed anything on my computer. I have checked the drivers and they all say they are up to date. I don't know what to do. I use Illustrator every day for my business.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi @sarahruthtoday 

 

We have started detecting old driver/graphic card with 24.2 update to tell users that these old drivers/cards can be problematic with Illustrator.

 

Can you please attach the "System Compatibility Report" file here? You can get this file by clicking on the "Export Report..." button in the System Compatibility Report dialog. 


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